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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by DyStar
FOAM BLAST® 384E by DyStar is an effective water-dispersible non-ionic defoamer. It is composed of highly refined mineral oil, silica derivatives and mineral particles. It is highly compatible in standard latex paint formulations and will not cause film craters or fisheyes. It is recommended for paints & architectural- and industrial coatings and used widely in acrylic & latex emulsions and overprint varnishes. It is designed for use in water-based, flexo & gravure inks. FOAM BLAST® 384E meets the requirements of FDA 21 CFR 175.105, 176.210 & 178.3120 for food contact applications. The dosage level of the grade for latex paint is 2 to 5 lb per 100 gal of paint and the general dosage level is 0.1 to 0.5%.
Product Type
  • Defoamers / Anti-foaming Agents > Silicone-based
  • Defoamers / Anti-foaming Agents > > Mineral Oils
Chemical Composition
Highly refined mineral oil, silica derivatives and mineral particles-based
Physical Form
Opaque, Tan
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Coatings
  • Inks > Water-based
  • Resins > Acrylics & Acrylic Copolymers
  • Inks > Flexographic inks
  • Inks > Gravure
  • Inks > Varnishes / Over print varnish
  • Coatings Markets > Architectural / Decorative
  • Coatings Markets > General Industrial /Maintenance
Food contact approval
Labels/Agency Rating
FDA 21 CFR: 175.105, 176.200, 176.210, and 178.3120.

FOAM BLAST® 384E Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
1100 mPa.s
0.890 kg/L
Flash Point, PMCC
180 °C

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